Seriously people, back the heck up out of your computer. You don’t know when things are going to go tits up.
One day you’re casually backing up your laptop on the off-chance that the hard drive might get a bit screwy when the thing goes in for repair because the AC adaptor socket’s cracked. The next day your laptop is screwed.
Well, screwed might be a bit over dramatic. There’s a hardware fault in it. Processor, motherboard. Thankfully not the hard drive. Which my very helpful and patient brother helped to fish out of the laptop, but it in a different casing and I’m currently grabbing everything I can off of it and putting it onto my old laptop. Which I’m also grateful for still keeping!
It is so bloody easy to keep things backed up these days what with Dropbox, Google Drive, Sky Drive and oodles more places. I know why I didn’t. I was just lazy. Also, in the back of my mind I was just thinking, ‘Nothing’s going to happen. It’ll be fine. Until I need a new laptop.’. I need to stop thinking like that.
This laptop fuck up has messed with my work a little bit. I was on a roll and working on a couple of different website designs. Now? Well, it’s going to have to go on hold until I get this laptop in shape. Feck. It’ll take at least a week to get the AC adaptor crack sorted and then don’t know how long they’ll need to investigate the other hardware issues.
So things on my blog are, more than likely, to be a bit more quiet. Well, least until I can sort things out.
I’m thinking I should really get a 1TB networked hard drive and just have everything on there. Be so much smarter! And today was meant to be a happy day – I finally got a decent broadband connection with my fancy fibre optic!